Champions League: Key players who will miss the August action due to injuries, and suspensions
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Champions League: Key players who will miss the August action due to injuries, and suspensions

The Champions League is set to return this week after months of suspension owing to the Coronavirus.

Liverpool versus Atletico Madrid was the last match before the suspension, with the Spanish side memorably knocking out the defending champions.

Four matches of the last-16 were yet to be played, and that's where we kick off from this week. 

The clashes, which were all in their return legs are scheduled for this week, with the quarter-finals set for next week.

The likes of PSG, Barcelona, and Real Madrid have had the chance to rest after completing their domestic seasons early and will be raring to go. 

A number of teams will however miss key players for the football bonanza due to injuries and suspensions, and we take a look at some of the top players who are currently out. 

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Chelsea

Out

  • Christian Pulisic
  • Cezar Azpilicueta
  • Pedro Rodriguez

Suspended for Bayern clash

  • Marcos Alonso  
  • Jorginho 

Doubtful

  • N'Golo Kante 
  • Willian 
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek 

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Manchester City

  • Sergio Aguero

🇫🇷 PSG

  • Kylian Mbappe 

🇪🇸 Real Madrid

  • Sergio Ramos (Suspended for the match against Man City)

🇮🇹 Juventus

  • Paulo Dybala (doubtful against Lyon)

🇮🇹 Napoli

  • Lorenzo Insigne 

🇮🇹 Atalanta

  • Josip Ilicic

🇪🇸 Atletico Madrid

  • Thomas Partey

Opening fixtures

Friday 7 August

  • Juventus vs Lyon
  • Manchester City vs Real Madrid

Saturday 8 August

  • Bayern vs Chelsea
  • Barcelona vs Napoli

Wednesday 12 August

  • Atalanta (ITA) vs Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

Thursday 13 August

  • Leipzig (GER) vs Atlético (ESP), Estádio José Alvalade
  • Chelsea - Next Match
  • 20, Sep - 3:30pm
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